What We Buy

Product Purchases

Our Category/Sourcing Managers vary in types of expertise and devote the majority of their time reviewing and sourcing goods and services that provide best for their external and internal customers.

Most of what SUPERVALU buys from its suppliers is product for resale in our stores. Our retail Category Managers work in many types of products, such as meat, baked goods, floral, deli, general merchandise, pharmaceuticals, and specialty foods, to name a few.

Service Oriented Products

In addition to product purchases, SUPERVALU purchases services including:

  • Professional Services (banking, auditing, consulting, architecture, legal, finance)
  • Promotional Services (advertising, marketing, public relations, photography, printing)
  • Construction (general contracting, concrete work, construction management, design, electrical, excavating, air-conditioning, painting, paving, plumbing, roofing)
  • Warehousing (material handling, equipment and parts, cleaning supplies)
  • Transportation (tractors, trailers, vehicle maintenance, automotive supplies, contract hauling)
  • Materials Supplies (office machines and supplies, furniture and fixtures, mechanical and electrical equipment)
  • Maintenance and Repair (janitorial services, office machine services, landscaping, parking lot maintenance, plumbing, air-conditioning, painting, electrician services)